A man arrested in connection with a violent felony report after he allegedly fired a handgun outside of an Atchison bar & grill early Saturday morning has been charged but remains free on bond.
At about 12:30 a.m. Saturday, staff at Mueller’s Lockeroom in the riverfront district of Atchison escorted Tracy A. Britt, 56, of Everest, off the premises following an incident in the bar & grill, said Chief Mike Wilson of the Atchison Police Department.
While present in the 100 block of South Second Street, Wilson said, Britt is suspected of drawing a handgun and firing four shots, without hitting or otherwise injuring anyone.
People in the area subdued Britt and held him down until police arrived to investigate the gunshots report, Wilson said. Police proceeded to detain Britt on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful discharge of a firearm and possession of a firearm while under the influence of alcohol.
Records indicate Britt was confined at the Atchison County Jail from early Saturday morning until he fulfilled conditions of a $50,000 pre-trial bond amount on Sunday.
Charges had been filed as of Tuesday alleging the following offenses:
One count of aggravated assault, a Level 7 person felony;
A second count of aggravated assault;
Possession of a firearm while under the influence of alcohol, a class A misdemeanor;
Unlawful discharge of a firearm, a class B misdemeanor.
Britt is expected to remain free on bond ahead of his next scheduled appearance in court at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16.